The ignition switch (lock), combined with an anti-theft device, is located on the right side of the steering column

The key in the lock can take one of four positions:

  • "START" - turn on the starter. When released, the key returns to the "ON" position.
  • "ON" - turn on the engine and all auxiliary equipment, the normal position when driving.
  • "ACC" - Auxiliary equipment, such as a radio, is working, but the engine is off.

A beep will remind you to remove the key when opening the driver's door with the ignition key in the "ACC" or "LOCK" position.

  • LOCK - The engine is off and the steering wheel is locked. The key can only be removed in this position.

To turn the ignition key from the "ACC" position to the "LOCK" position, press the key.

On vehicles with automatic transmission, the selector lever must be in the "P" position before pressing the key.

When the key is removed, the engine lock system is automatically activated.

fig. 1. Ignition switch positions

When starting the engine, it may appear that the key is locked in the "LOCK" position.

To remove, first make sure the key is fully inserted and then turn the steering wheel slightly while gently turning the key.

Do not leave the key in the "ON" position when the engine is not running.

This can drain the battery and damage the ignition.

To remove the key from the ignition, press and hold the key in the "ACC" (optional) position and turn it to the "LOCK" position.

Remove the key from the lock

To ensure that the steering shaft is locked, turn the steering wheel to the right or left until it clicks

To turn off the anti-theft device, insert the key into the ignition switch and, while slightly turning the steering wheel to the right and left, turn the key to the “ACC” position